Highly rated Dental Treatment clinics in Republic of Korea
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What is dentistry?
Dentistry is a medical specialty aimed to study and treat any disease that occurs in the oral cavity. Dentists consider the problems associated not only with the teeth themselves but also with the diseases of the tissues that surround the teeth and the mucous membrane of the oral cavity.
Moreover, dentistry is not only the treatment or removal of teeth but also any preventive measures to preserve dentition.
Why do thousands of patients treat their teeth overseas?
Nearly 4 billion people worldwide have teeth and oral cavity diseases according to the World Health Organization (WHO). It is also known that the treatment of dental diseases is one of the four most expensive medical services. That’s why people began to look for places where they can get a healthy smile at a lower price.
Cheap dental care is the primary reason why Europeans, Americans, Canadians, British, Arabs, and residents of other countries where treatment is expensive and is not covered by insurance, treat their teeth in other countries.
Among the countries providing low-cost dental treatments are Thailand, Turkey, Mexico, India, Hungary, and Poland. Here you can get high-quality service and save up to 75%.
What are the main dental specialties in Republic of Korea?
- surgical — the teeth extraction and implantation, removal of various neoplasms that occur in the oral cavity
- therapeutic — the dental disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment of teeth afflictions like caries and diseases of the oral mucosa; the development of the latest filling materials
- orthopedic — the dental implantation and development of the tooth prostheses
- orthodontics — studying abnormalities that occur in the oral cavity, developing methods for eliminating these
- periodontology — the diagnosis and treatment of all tissues surrounding the dentition (gums, inert tissues)
- pediatric dentistry — teeth treatment in children. Child dentists undergo additional pedagogical and psychological education to achieve successful outcomes of dental care in children, carry out prevention, treatment, teeth removal, and do everything possible to avoid instilling a fear of dentists in children
- cosmetic dentistry — veneers and lumineers installation to make a perfect Hollywood smile, teeth whitening.
What are the most popular dental procedures?
It is the most common dental procedure over the globe. Regular visits to the dentist, timely examination and dental treatment can prevent the disease at the initial stage and save nerves, time, and money for dental treatment in the future.
Teeth whitening allows you to get a snow-white smile quickly, painlessly, and effectively. The most popular in-office whitening method is laser teeth whitening that helps get a perfect smile in 1.5-2 hours.
Nowadays, it is possible to correct the bite at any age. There are several methods: from metal braces to invisible silicone mouth guards. Correction of the bite lasts from six months to one and a half years, an effective result, and an excellent smile are guaranteed.
Almost everyone dreams of a beautiful Hollywood smile. Unfortunately, not always an ideal snow-white smile can be obtained only with the help of whitening. In such a situation, to create a dream smile, it is enough to install veneers or lumineers — special ceramic teeth overlays that give a snow-white color, eliminate defects, and spaces between teeth.
There are situations when all teeth are lost, or the remaining ones can no longer be cured. In this case, dentists perform dental implantation, which allows you to restore the chewing function of the teeth and return to a common lifestyle.
The most widespread methods of dental implantation are:
Depending on the method, the treatment may last up to six months.
What are the main signs you have problems with the teeth?
Dental diseases are of two main types according to the signs of ailment detection:
- objective — the signs of dental diseases that are identified by a dentist during the examination. Afflictions may be obvious and the doctor can detect them immediately during the initial examination. There are also hidden abnormalities revealed during a complete diagnosis of the oral cavity
- subjective — a patient speaks about the symptoms and complaints; a dentist examines the dentition and confirms the patient’s complaint immediately or makes the additional diagnosis.
What are the main steps to detect dental affliction?
To determine the teeth condition, dentists usually have three main steps:
- oral interview and visual examination of the patient
- oral cavity inspection using special instruments and x-rays
- complete teeth diagnosis and revealing the dental diseases (if any).
If the tooth ailment is detected, the dentist prescribes treatment. Depending on the disease type, the patient may be referred to other dental specialists.
How to choose a high-quality dentist in Republic of Korea?
Before choosing a specialist, pay attention that a good doctor has such features as:
- Type of a clinic
Good dentists usually practice in private medical facilities. Why? If the clinic’s representatives respect its reputation and its clients, they always try to lure a good specialist.
A dentist should be interested in helping his/her client (ask questions about the medical history, general health state, and presence of an allergic reaction to certain drugs, anesthesia used during the oral cavity treatment.
Best dentists have vast experience. Some of them have been providing dental care for more than 20 years. They are the members of national and international dental organizations, exchange their experience with their colleagues, and have a lot of certificates that improve their expertise.
On bookimed.com you can find almost 3,000 real patient reviews, where they share their experience, give their recommendations on clinics and doctors, tell about the things they liked, or didn’t like during their visit.
Best dental facilities and dentists in Republic of Korea guarantee the excellent quality of their work. Depending on the procedure, the warranty may last up to 5 years. Specify this information before making an appointment.
Ask a dentist for an appointment. If the doctor is a truly respected and good one, it will be difficult to visit him/her. More likely, your visit will be appointed in 1-2 days as a minimum.
A good doctor always works in a clean, bright, ventilated room. A dentist must have a mask on his/her face, use disposable tools, and work with gloves.
What should you know about South Korea before the trip?
South Korean Won (you also can pay for services in dollars)
Best period for the trip
April, May & June or September, October & November.
Korean (most of medical staff speaks English fluently)
none required for stays under 90 days or less
Time difference with Europe
Time difference with the USA
Medical tourism center
Gangwon-do, Gyeongju, Boseong, Jeju
What is the level of medicine in South Korea?
Healthcare is the key development sector of the Korean government. The Korean authorities are convinced that care for the citizens' health should be an absolute priority of state policy and spend about 1 billion a year for medical tourists attraction.
According to Mark Britnell, hospitals dominate the health system. 94% of hospitals are privately owned.
Why is South Korea trendy for medical tourism?
South Korea is also a well-known country globally due to high-skilled doctors that undergo internships in American and European institutions. Patients from Russia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and US prefer treatment inSouth Korea to other places.
Highly developed medical centers and first-rate therapeutic services at affordable prices attract people from all over the world. About 1 mln international patients travel to Korea annually. So South Korea is among Top 10 countries with the most developed medical tourism sector.
South Korea is a top destination for medical tourists because of low-costs. You may save up to 40% on services in South Korea compared to European countries or the USA due to the average local citizens' income and general price policy within the country.
What hotel services are provided here?
In South Korea, hotels of different price ranges and service levels are presented. Most tourists choose 4 and 5 star hotels with all-inclusive meals. Such hotels have everything for a comfortable stay: varied food, a large well-groomed territory, animation for children and adults. Some hotels have their own water park, which guests can use for free. Budget travelers can afford to book an economical 3-star hotel with half board or no meals at all.
Do I need a visa to South Korea?
What documents are required to apply for a visa to South Korea for treatment?
Visas for travel to South Korea require a number of documents. The necessary papers can be submitted 90 days before the planned departure. Lists of documents includes:
- ID card
- confirmation of online registration and filling out the questionnaire
- certificate of income and availability of funds
- insurance policy for a stay in South Korea (original and copy)
- 2 photos (5x6)
- visa receipt
- booking of flight and hotel
- medical opinion about the need for treatment.
What are the most popular plastic surgery procedures?
According to ASPS statistics, 17.7 mln cosmetic surgeries and 5.8 mln reconstructive procedures have been performed in 2018. Among cosmetic procedures the most popular are:
- breast augmentation
- rhinoplasty (nose job)
- eyelid surgery
- tummy tuck.
Tumor removal, laceration repair, maxillofacial surgery, scar revision, hand surgery are the most common operations in the context of reconstructive surgery.
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